Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hey, It's July! CTMH SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog - it is July already!!  Can you believe it?  Hot, humid and sultry describes my living conditions here in Florida...  but hey - I love the winters!!

Over 50 of the CTMH Consultants are participating in this month's blog hop and that is pretty good since many of us have been in Orlando the last few days, enjoying the NEW Autumn/Winter 2013 products!!  ( more posts coming soon...)

If you have been busy hopping with us, then you have arrived from Dawn Ross's blog here  and viewed her awesome design!  July's stamp set reminds me of my summers in western New York, where we enjoyed the fresh summer fruits of the season.  One of my fondest memories is picking cherries in the orchards on the 4th of July in Fredonia, NY....I believe it was the 'cheapest' family fun time ever!!

S1307 Sweet Life

Here is the artwork form Close to My Heart  to give you additional ideas or inspiration for your designs...

My one page layout does not give you the typical impression of fruit but more of an example of the "Sweet Life" we all live here in the U.S.!  This is the port we stopped at in Labadie, Haiti and of course we saw none of the impoverished lifestyle of the Haitians, only the cruise ship luxury that we are used to.  So again I am thankful that my immigrant grandparents decided to travel to America to live a better life and that, I as their granddaughter could do so as well.....

Thank you to my nanni and poppi and my babcia and dziadek 


S1307 Sweet Life
X7169B Tommy paper pack
X7169C Tommy My Stickease
Cranberry brads
Outdoor Denim ink and Baker's twine

Now it is off to Elizabeth's blog here to view her beautiful artwork.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

WooHoo!! Close to My Heart Convention is here!!

 These "Tres Amigos" are just plain crazy BUT they were introducing the new product!!  A definitely and entertaining and awesome array of products!!

 Are you ready?? - I am sure by now you have heard we have a new cartridge!!

This new cartridge is awesome!!  Tons of layers and designs for both cards and scrapbooks!  My NEW workshop starting in August is "Artbooking with Addie "  Workshop....or AWA Workshops. We will continue with the 2 page layout and a card with incorporating the Stamp of the Month for only $10.00!

PLUS I am adding a NEW workshop "Mini Book Magic" workshopSo the October /Halloween Mini Book workshop will include images from this page.... you know how I love Halloween....

Friday, June 28, 2013

Mickey is here!!

The check in area of this beautiful resort!!

Leadership Day....

Mickey arrived to welcome us all to Disney World!

Ms. Katie Spencer.... a wonderful motivational speaker for the Disney Institute 

Unfortunately my tablet is not user friendly - or maybe it is just me BUT I will try to keep you updated in spite of my technically-challenged brain...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Convention in 2 days!!

Yikes and I am not ready!!  But I wanted to post on my blog to make sure you are a follower of my blog so you do not miss any of the exciting news!

Goin' to Disney......

Friday, June 21, 2013

More Retired Items

Today's retired item can all be found on page 123 of the Spring/Summer Idea Book...

Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Also say 'good bye' to the Buzz and Bumble paper, My Stickease and embellishments and the "Workshop To Go" ...
If you missed out on buying any of these products, contact me or you can shop on my OBA here

Also check out "While Supplies Last"  as many additional retired items are listed there as well...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

June Constant campaign change-up and Retired Items!

Busy, busy, busy - who isn't these days??  Due to the overwhelming response to the "Mini Banner " campaign - the supplies have been depleted and CTMH is now substituting the My Creations Milk Carton for the free item!  Your orders this month from now will reflect the change!


The Retired list is up and it is a long list!  Rather than list it all right now I am going to list a section at a time, so you can mark your idea Book.  Remember you will have until the end of the year to purchase these or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  I have learned my lesson the hard way .... just sayin'

You can shop 24/7 online with my website here!

Z1821            Buttons Black Assortment ........All on page 121
Buttons Blue Assortment
Buttons Pink Assortment
Buttons Basic Assortment 
Buttons Red Assortment 
Buttons Green Assortment 

Z1366 Brads metal Assortment pg. 119

Z1410 Antique Copper Designer Brads pg.119

Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons  pg. 121

Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons  pg. 121


Sunday, June 9, 2013

June " Make It From YOUR Heart" Workshop

This month's paper pack is so perfect for all of your male photos..  My boys were never into skateboarding but they were sure into cars!  As a matter of fact,  I have an entire photo album dedicated to all of the cars that we have owned!

The ironic part is that the "kids" always seemed to pick a bright blue car!  we will be using the "Fast and Furious" stamp set as well as the WOTG stamp set and the "Gear Up" stamp set.  Here is the layout that you will be making ....
(minus the pictures, of course!)... this layout is a memory of the LAST Mustang that my husband will ever own...  so sad...

Or if you want to scrap pictures with some warm colors........

.......But wait...there's more!  If you do not have boys or you don't want to make the layout with the Later Sk8tr, this layout is your choice using the Buzz and Bumble WOTG set.

We will also be making a card with the June Stamp of the  Month ....  A Flowering Bunch  Isn't it a great card?...

Many THANKS to Beth Naumann for her beautiful card idea that I am going to "scraplift!'... You can find the actual card here.    She is so talented and sometimes I just can not think of everything myself!  A few changes that I will make are - we are using the Buzz and Bumble set and we will be coloring in some of the images..

SO please RSVP by June 12th!

WHEN: June 14th from 6-9:00 p.m. - the second friday of every month!
WHERE:  My House - email me for directions OR if you want to purchase a kit, let me know... 
COST:  $10 for a 2 page layout and a card
RSVP: by June 12th so I know which kit you want or both!!

I hope to see you then!....

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Patriotic Stamp Campaign

I have always been a very patriotic person! I enjoy the spirit of the 4th of July as much (if not more) as i enjoy the spirit of Christmas!  Ironically no one close to me has ever served inb the military but that does not stop me from cheering on our patriots!  

During the month of June and July ( June 1  – July 31  2013.) you will be able to purchase the following stamp sets.  As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO or  $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Strong and Free stamp set to the Canadian Hero Fund.

Courage B1437

Home of the Brave D 1576

Strong and Free D1575

So please join me in supporting our military and our country and our northern neighbor!

You can shop online here...  Be sure to collect all of the sweet deals for June!!  Read all of my blogger posts in the upcoming week and you will not miss out on anything!